4.7 out of 5 (118 experiences)
Also known as
wax plant, star of david, Krinkle 8, hoya, Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Princess', hoya krinkle 8, Hoya carnosa 'Krinkle 8', Hoya 'Krinkle 8', 'Krinkle 8', Wibergaie, Hoya carnosa Splash and krimson queen
How to care for Waxplant
Waxplant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tampa, Florida.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 16th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determining…
January 14th, 2022
Tampa is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to increase by 10.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…
January 14th, 2022
This month, Tampa is getting an average of 8.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 3.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of daylig…
Waxplant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Tampa, Florida ⛅.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Waxplant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
I can’t complain about this one. I’ve repotted it only once after I brought it home from the nursery last year. The growth has been pretty strong. It’s put out plenty of those long, fun, Hoya vines that will wrap themselves around things if given the opportunity. I’ve had this one in a few different light conditions due to moving & it’s seems to be happy most everywhere it’s been. I haven’t had the pleasure of any of my Hoyas flowering yet, hopefully one day!